Origin of schnookfrom Yiddish uncertain or unknown; perhaps altered from schmuck
Origin of schnookYiddish shnuk snout, schnook from Lithuanian snukis mug, snout
- (slang) A person who is easily taken advantage of.
- He's just a schnook. She's obviously using him but he keeps coming back for more abuse.
From Yiddish ×©× ×•×§ (shnuk), a person easily imposed upon or cheated.